Ever since its inception in 1983 by Paul Mockapetris, the Domain Name System has been an integral part of all web operations. Conversely, a growing number of businesses register domain names matching with their brand names, ensuring an effective branding in the digital sphere.
As of February 2017, there were 195.43 million domain names registered on the web, but the 100th .com domain was registered some 30 years ago, in 1987. Quite the exponential growth, eh? Find the fascinating facts about domain names in the infographic compiled by industry experts from Webmastersjury.
Meanwhile, if planning to register a domain name, knowledge about the domain lifecycle is crucial. Being “leased” from the registry rather than purchased once for a lifetime, domain names have their expiration dates. Businesses can avoid the loss of their publicly recognized domain names if they are aware of the domain lifecycle.
Let’s explore its stages.